GMC recently announced pricing for the updated 2015i Yukon Denali family, an extremely important trim for the Yukon nameplate, and includes new tech goodies and a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Previously, 2015 Yukon Denali started at $63,675 for the 2WD short wheel base model and $66,375 for the 2WD XL. Now prices for the 2015i Yukon Denali start at $64,965 for the 2WD short wheelbase and $67,665 for the 2WD long wheelbase model.Prices include destination fees.
The new price bump is just about $1,300 in either case. But that $1,300 buys you a whole new batch of tech goodies — such as OnStar 4G LTE capabilities — as well as the new 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission gives way to improved fuel economy figures. EPA highway mileage for the two-wheel drive models reaches 22-miles per gallon and four-wheel drive versions should just clip 21-miles per gallon coming from the 420 hp, 460 lb-ft 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 under the hood.
A new torque convertor is also part of the reconfigured pricing, and provides a smoother driving experience at lower speeds, especially when hauling around trailers or pulling heavy loads.
The 2015 GMC Yukon Denali adds a new hands-free power liftgate. It may be opened or closed by merely placing your foot under the rear bumper. On the inside, a wireless charging center for your plethora of mobile devices has been added, as well as OnStar with 4G LTE wireless internet capability.